UKRAINE - Publication of the 4th Round Evaluation report

08/08/2017 Strasbourg

A new report published today by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) encourages Ukrainian authorities to pursue anti-corruption reform efforts it had launched following the Revolution of Dignity and calls for effective results to be delivered in practice. GRECO warns...

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Council of Europe focus on Media Freedom

07/08/2017 Strasbourg

The right to freedom of expression and freedom of the media as protected by Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights are pillars of democratic security in Europe. The Council of Europe promotes an enabling environment for freedom of expression, underpinned by legal guarantees for...

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MONEYVAL publishes its latest report on Slovenia

03/08/2017 Strasbourg

The number of money-laundering investigations has risen in Slovenia since the last evaluation in 2010, but it is still not commensurate with the number of investigations and convictions for proceeds-generating crimes, such as tax evasion, fraud and other economic crimes, as well as drug...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes Ukrainian response to the report on the November 2016 visit

27/07/2017 Strasbourg

The response has been made public under an automatic publication procedure introduced by the Ukrainian authorities in 2014. According to this procedure, all documents related to CPT visits shall be published automatically, unless the Ukrainian authorities submit within one month a request to...

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Media pluralism and freedom in the European Union

24/07/2017 Brussels

On 11 July 2017 the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament (LIBE) held a public hearing on Media Pluralism and freedom in the EU. In the opening of the meeting, the Chair and the rapporteur, MEP Spinelly underlined that all European Union Member States,...

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Human Rights National Implementation Division's 2016 Annual Report Published

21/07/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Division’s 2016 Highlights is available online. The report outlines the main achievements in the course of last year in the areas of case law harmonisation, criminal justice reform, support to effective judicial remedies and to national human rights institutions. Capacity...

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CPT held its July 2017 plenary meeting

13/07/2017 Strasbourg

During this meeting, the Committee adopted the reports on its periodic visits to the Russian Federation (November/December 2016), Cyprus (February 2017), Croatia (March 2017) and Slovenia (March/April 2017), and on its ad hoc visits to Albania (February 2017) and to the United Kingdom Sovereign...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee issues public statement on Belgium


In its Statement, the Committee makes it clear that the failure to comply with this requirement may result in a large number of inmates being subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment, or in a worsening of situations already regarded as intolerable, in endangering the health and life of these...

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Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2018

10/07/2017 Strasbourg

Since 2014, the Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize is awarded every two years in order to reward extraordinary humanitarian achievements by a single individual, a group of individuals or an organisation. The prize consisting of 10 000 € will be awarded at a ceremony to be held at the...

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